Free Business Topics in Chicago

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  • Developing a Revenue-Based Approach to Digital Marketing

    Franklin D. Rivera II, Founder/CEO, The V2M2 Group, Inc.

    Many small businesses struggle with how to start marketing their businesses online. They know that it is the future and the right thing to do, but are confused with where to start. Agencies are telling them that they need social media, or SEO or a new website. But how do you know what you need and how do you know what to spend to reach your goals? MORE >

    Franklin has taken his 20+ years of sales and marketing experience with Fortune 100 companies and combined it with his knowledge of business and finance to create a model for digital marketing that has helped many companies achieve double-digit growth through online efforts. Franklin will share this process with you to help your business develop a laser-focused online marketing strategy that will generate real results.

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  • Discover How To Unlock The Leader Within: 3 Hidden Principles To Empower You To Get A Seat At The Table

    Rosie Zilinskas, CEO, 19 Stages LLC

    Discover How To Unlock The Leader Within: 3 hidden principles to empower you to get a seat at the table.

    During this presentation, the audience will learn:

    • The three hidden principles to unlocking the leader within that will get you a seat at the table. MORE >

    • The real reason you’re getting passed up that your boss will never tell you.

    • How to finally take charge of your career development and advancement for good.

    • Why employees who do everything right still struggle to move up the ladder.

    • How to uncover your blind spots through mentoring.

    • How to eliminate doubt and insecurity on your next career step, permanently.

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  • E-Commerce Success – Beyond The Technology!

    Tim Campbell, CEO, VaporBeast.com

    There are literally millions of websites and e-commerce companies that flood the web. Most fail, however some have enormous success. Find out how Tim Campbell, partners, and team built VaporBeast.com to be one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States in less than five years. MORE >

    Tim Campbell is the Founder and CEO of VaporBeast.com. He started the company with a single product he invented, and today his company develops and distributes over 2,500 items in the dynamically growing e-cigarette industry. Find out how Tim and team built a leading brand that now ships over 15,000+ items a day to consumers and brick and mortar retailers throughout the United States.

    As much as technology, SEO, and a robust web platform have contributed...Tim attributes his company's success to other factors such as integrity, service, culture, passion and market timing! This is an inspirational story that shows that the American Dream is still alive and well!

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  • Empowering the Multi-Generational Workforce

    Mary Erlain, President, Peak Development Strategies

    We work in a diverse workplace. Diversity can drive business growth if you empower your workforce to use their own unique gifts and values. The challenges organizations struggle with are finding ways to do just that, empowering their staff. Learn ways to help bridge the differences that can exist between staff members of different generations. Understand how we can be (without intention) enabling the problem instead of being part of the solution. MORE >

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  • Enriching Your Nonprofit Through Planned Giving

    Robert J. Varak, Law Offices of Robert J. Varak

    Learn how to establish a system whereby your organization can systematically improve its funding via the estate plans of potential donors. Most nonprofits receive periodic and inconsistent donations via this revenue stream, but I will explain how to utilize planned giving programs to improve fundraising across the board, not only via bequests. MORE >

    A small investment of time and resources on behalf of your nonprofit can result in a significant return, as well as improved branding and standing in your field. It's an overlooked aspect of development, and my presentation will draw on my experience advising nonprofits to give you all the tools necessary to leverage this opportunity to the fullest.
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  • Experiential Marketing

    Edwin Goitia, Founder and Visionary, I Am A Brand

    What do you do when your marketing tactics are not getting straight to the consumer? Edwin tells how you can bring your ideas, services or business straight to consumers and create something unforgettable. He’ll also discuss how experiential marketing has played a role in today’s economy and how anyone can utilize it today. MORE >

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  • Extreme Time Management – 5 Keys to Creating an Abundance of Time

    Tom Kelly, Business Coach, Potential In Motion

    In our fast paced world, it seems that we are expected to do more and more with less and less. If you are finding that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done, then this presentation is for you. In this presentation, Master Certified Business Coach Tom Kelly discusses the 5 shifts that you need to make to create an abundance of time in your life and business. MORE >

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  • First Page Search Results in 1 Day is Possible

    Darren Fox, Founder and President, Idea Marketing Group, Inc.

    There's a big difference between running successful Google Ads and wasting money on ineffective campaigns. MORE >

    When potential customers search for your company, your products or your services, competition can be intense. Google Ads (also called “Pay-Per-Click” campaigns) are the only way to guarantee your company will appear on the first page of Google’s search results.

    Google Ads can be expensive...if they’re done wrong.

    You can run your own Google Ads campaigns. But, if you don’t have the proper training and experience, you’ll end up spending a lot of money and see very little results.

    Key Points:
    What are Google Ads
    How they work
    Ways to get the most out of your click budget

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  • Five Marketing Principals Every Business Must Get Right to Maximize Results

    Mark James, Founder & President, Performance Advisors Group, Inc.

    Have you ever heard someone say this about their marketing: “We tried that and it didn’t work?” or, "We are not seeing the marketing results we expected." They are probably missing one or more of these principals. And it is costing time and money. Attend this presentation to see how these five key principals will help you: MORE >

    - Avoid the marketing “shiny key” syndrome
    - Prevent the "winging it" trap
    - Visualize marketing as a journey
    - Make better informed marketing decisions
    - Validate results
    - Understand what customers really care about
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  • Fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    Nic Zito, Entrepreneur and Elected Official, NicZito.com

    Creating innovation spaces, incubators, coworking spaces, accelerators. Lessons learned

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